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This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases....


June 05 2018 - 10:00
June 05 2018 - 16:00

About the Event

Course summary

This one-day seminar aims to present a practical introductory overview of all aspects of e-resources management, encompassing e-journals, e-books and bibliographic and full-text databases.

The emphasis is on developing a sound basic understanding of the details of e-resources handling in order to promote efficient and informed working practices.  A wide range of day-to-day issues will be covered, with time devoted to recognising and resolving the problems that can arise at the boundaries between publishers, intermediaries and libraries, and addressing business models such as open access.  In addition, the seminar will provide a forum for a group discussion on the current issues and opportunities offered by e-books.

Delegates will be able to air and exchange views in the discussion session after each presentation.

Why you should attend

Designed particularly for staff who are new to working with e-resources, whether from a publisher, an intermediary or a library, this seminar may also be of interest to those looking to consolidate and update their e-resources knowledge.

Course level and previous knowledge required

Introductory and non-intensive, entry-level training for the beginner, novice or returner.

Learning objectives

•    To understand the key elements involved in e-resources management, including how e-resources are purchased, promoted and managed
•    To understand the key processes within e-resources publishing, including editorial and marketing, pricing and licensing
•    To understand the role of intermediaries and to be aware of the growing range of electronic access services offered
•    To gain a broad awareness of the current issues involved in the acquisition and management of e-books.


UKSG members:   £165.00 + £33.00 VAT [20%] (total £198.00)
Non-members:   £215.00 + £43.00 VAT [20%] (total £258.00)

The fee includes refreshments and lunch.


The King's Fund
No. 11 Cavendish Square (Edwards Room)

Tel.: 020 7307 2474 (Reception)


10.00   Registration and coffee
10.20   Welcome and introduction by the Chair and UKSG representative
Fiona Ainsworth, Head of Library, Art & Archives, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew

10.30   Managing journal content in the online world 
Mitchell Dunkley, Principal Information Assistant (Content Delivery), De Montfort University
The importance of journals (print and electronic) and e-resources, and how they are purchased, promoted and managed
11.15   Discussion

11.30   Break

11.45   The business of e-resources publishing  
Holly Purcell, Senior Library Relationship Manager, IOP Publishing
The key processes within commercial e-resources publishing, including launch, economics, editorial and marketing, pricing models, licensing and delivering electronically

12.30   Discussion

12.45   Lunch

13.30   Managing e-book content  
Anna Sansome, E-Resources Librarian (Development), University College London
The importance of e-books and how they are purchased, promoted and managed

14.00   E-books: a round table led by the Chair
A forum in which to explore e-books - topics, problems, issues and opportunities for the community

14.30   Break

14.45   Intermediaries and their services  
Richard Bramwell, Regional Sales Manager, EBSCO
The development of intermediaries, the role of the intermediary, and a review of the new players and the growing range of online access services offered

15.30   Discussion

15.45   Final summing up and close of seminar

Feedback from the June and October 2017 seminars

“I thought that the course was very comprehensive, and was a great introduction. I wish I had attended about two years ago, when I first took on this role, as it would have been even more helpful for me then, but at least it gave me confidence that I know most of what I need to know, but also raised a few questions that I want to investigate further."

“Very informative and you could see the clear links between the sectors and start to understand where the joined-up ways of working occur."

“It was stimulating and refreshing to meet individuals from different sectors and institutions."

How to book

Booking has now closed. 

For any queries please contact Samira Koelle at UKSG by e-mail or by phone: +44 (0)1993 848234.

Venue location details will be sent with confirmation of booking.


By Monday 28 May 2018 - full refund
From Tuesday 29 May 2018 - no refund

NB:  UKSG reserves the right to alter or vary the programme due to events or circumstances beyond its reasonable control without being obliged to refund monies.

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